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Sep

‘Star Wars: Uprising’ action RPG makes its way to the Play Store



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Star Wars fans rejoice! There is another new Star Wars themed game now available on the Play Store for your Android devices. This one come from Kabam, Disney and Lucas Films, which means it is all licensed and authentic to the vision that is the Rebel Alliance. This title takes place between the Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens stories. In this new story line you are taken to the Anoat sector where players can band together with smugglers, freedom fighters, bounty hunters, and gangsters to rise up against the Empire.

Star Wars: Uprising introduces players to a whole new Star Wars storyline in a deeply immersive RPG experience,” said Aaron Loeb, Senior Vice President of Studio, Kabam.  “The community will be excited for massive sector battles that will shape the game’s future.  It’s an amazing design that has a lot of surprises in store.”


Key features include:

  • Create the Hero the Galaxy Needs: Choose from a wide range of special skills, species, visual customizations and classic Star Wars gear to become the next Han Solo, Boba Fett or unique hero of your own design.
  • Shape the Future of the Game Universe: Join players worldwide in massive sector-wide battles to dictate the expansion of in-game content, including new planets, exclusive gear and unique crew members.
  • Real-Time Co-op Against the Empire: Explore the secrets of the sector, build a powerful crew with allies, and play alongside friends in synchronous cooperative play.
  • Brave Challenges on Classic and New Worlds: Battle your way through missions on Hoth, Cloud City and more, fighting against powerful bosses led by an ominous new adversary.

The new Star Wars: Uprising title is free to install, but does come with the usual amount of in-app purchases ranging from $0.99 to $99.99. Are you itching to take on the Empire? Go grab the new RPG as soon as you are able to do so.

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10
Sep

You’ll be able to get the OnePlus 2 without an invite, for an hour


After the debacle that surrounded the OnePlus One, wait, OnePlus Two, Carl Pei, the co-founder, has decided to “apologize” for it. OnePlus under-estimated the demand for the second year in a row, and took far too long to get their first production devices out to those with invites in-tow.

In a move to try and appease everyone, Carl Pei announced in a statement posted to the OnePlus forums, the co-founder stated the following:

Over the past few days, we’ve been discussing how we can make it up to our fans for the delay. One of the best ideas we have is to open sales up for an hour sometime later this month or early next, to make the entire process a bit more painless for would-be OnePlus 2 users. We will need to look into production and operations to determine when this is most feasible. We’ll keep you posted.

So if you want a OnePlus 2, but haven’t gotten an invite yet, you’ll be able to hopefully purchase one later this month. However, you’ll only have a one-hour window to do so. Remember, the servers will probably be slammed the second that the floodgates are opened, so we can only wish everyone the best of luck with this adventure.

OnePlus 2 Invites

After messing up the release of the OnePlus One, you would think that OnePlus would get it right the second time around. At this rate, maybe it’s third times the charm for the folks over at OnePlus. But maybe next time, they shouldn’t promise that invites will be “30-50x easier to get”, or maybe they should just plan accordingly and get rid of the invites altogether.

Have you been one of the lucky few to get your hands on the OnePlus 2, or are you amongst the army of frustrated users who want it but can’t have it? Drop us a line in the comments below and let us know what you think about this planned one-hour charade. In the mean time, we’ll be sure to keep everyone updated as to when this one-hour free-for-all will be, so keep your eyes peeled.

Source: OnePlus Forums

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10
Sep

Android Pay hits the U.S.


android_pay_collageToday, Google is officially rolling out its new contact-less payment system ‘Android Pay.’ For Wallet users, Google has informed us that the service isn’t going away. In fact, an all-new wallet application has been added to the Play Store already. With Android Pay, users will be able to transfer payments through apps as well as in stores using NFC terminals.

Later today, Google will begin rolling out an update to its previous Wallet application, which will become the new Android Pay Application. Google says 1 Million merchants already support the new payment service, and more are coming soon. Google has also partnered with several banks for the new service such as American Express, Bank of America, Discover, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, Regions, US Bank and NSAA. Others such as Wells Fargo, Citi-bank and Capital One will be coming in the next few days. Android users will be able to add their Master-card, Visa card, American Express and Discover cards in order to make purchases through apps and in stores with its new Tap, Pay, Done. Here are some of the merchants that will be supporting Android Pay.

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Google’s new payment service announced back at I/O will be a safe, reliable and hassle free way to pay. Google has been hard at work to replace the consumers wallet. Android Pay will also store all your loyalty cards, gift cards and special offers right on your smartphone.Android Pay Your Way

The new service will work with any Android smartphone running Kit-Kat or above, so long as it has NFC technology built in. The app update will be rolling out in the coming days. In addition, it will come pre-installed on all upcoming Android smartphones from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.

Source: Official Android Blog

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10
Sep

Nexus 5X cases show up on Amazon


Google_Nexus_5X_Case leak_Amazon_Ringke_091015Google is set to announce its new Nexus hardware on September the 29th. We’re expecting to see not one but two new Nexus smartphones, one 5.7-inch manufacturer by Huawei and a much smaller 5.2-inch Nexus made by LG. Some cases listed on Amazon show us the design of the upcoming LG Nexus 5X.

We have seen many leaks pertaining to LG’s Nexus 5X. Just yesterday, case maker Ringke listed a new Fusion lineup of cases due to arrive on October 9th. This is right around when we’re expecting pre-orders to start. The case renders give us a good idea at what to expect for the upcoming Nexus smartphone’s design and pretty much confirms recent design leaks.

October can’t come soon enough.

Source: Amazon
Via: PhoneArena

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10
Sep

Battle what’s left of the Empire in Star Wars: Uprising, now available on Android


After months of releasing teaser trailers and gameplay videos, Kabam has finally brought the new free-to-play RPG Star Wars: Uprising to the Google Play Store.

Taking place after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and before Episode VII: The Force Awakens, it’s your job to join forces with other rebels and fight against what’s left of the Empire, following Emperor Palpatine’s demise. You’ll need to build up your team of heroes by developing new skills and going on dangerous missions in sector-wide battles. At the start, you can choose to play as a human, Twi’lek, Mirialan or Zabrak. Each character is customizable, and you’ll earn more skills and weapons the more missions you complete.

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Here are just a few of the game’s features, according to the video game developer:

  • Create the Hero the Galaxy Needs – Choose from a wide range of special skills, species, visual customizations and classic Star Wars gear to become the next Han Solo, Boba Fett or unique hero of your own design.
  • Shape the Future of the Game Universe – Join players worldwide in massive sector-wide battles to dictate the expansion of in-game content, including new planets, exclusive gear and unique crew members.
  • Real-Time Co-op Against the Empire – Explore the secrets of the sector, build a powerful crew with allies, and play alongside friends in synchronous cooperative play.
  • Brave Challenges on Classic and New Worlds – Battle your way through missions on Hoth, Cloud City and more, fighting against powerful bosses led by an ominous new adversary.

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, you’ll probably like this game. I’ve only been playing it for a few hours, but so far, I’m already a pretty big fan. If you’re interested, head to the link below to download Star Wars: Uprising for free from Google Play.

Download Star Wars: Uprising from Google Play

10
Sep

Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ arrives on Netflix November 20th


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The latest installment in Marvel’s on-going Netflix original series slate is set to arrive this fall. The first season of Jessica Jones will stream in its entirety on November 20th. The new series stars Krysten Ritter (Big Eyes, Veronica Mars) in the lead role with Doctor Who’s David Tennant as the villain Kilgrave and Mike Colter (The Good Wife) as Luke Cage. If you’ll recall, Cage is set to get his own series in 2016. Need a refresher? The plot centers around Jones as a New York City detective and former super hero who finds herself on cases involving people with “extraordinary abilities.” Netflix posted a teaser trailer along with the release date, which we’ve embedded after the break for easy access.

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10
Sep

November’s Xbox One update boosts speed and social


Microsoft has revealed new details on the major update coming to Xbox One this November. The tile-based Xbone dashboard that we’ve grown accustomed to since the days of the 360 will be replaced with a sleeker and faster UI based on Windows 10 and geared heavily towards social interactions. The company initially revealed the update back at E3 in August. The new dashboard will reportedly “get you to popular gaming features up to 50 percent faster,” according to a recent post by Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox.

The high points of the update will include backwards compatibility for 100 Xbox 360 games with the ability to enter multiplayer games with folks still on the 360 (though we already knew that). Additionally, the Home screen and Guide have been revamped to enable players to jump into games and parties without waiting (though we already knew that too). What’s more, the Community section will be rejiggered to allow users to see what their friends are up to through the redesigned Activity Feed (again, nothing new here). What you may not have already heard about is the Xbox’s new OneGuide which lists trending live TV shows and now includes picture-in-picture. The Store has also been re-optimized to help you spend money faster with clear and concise categories as well as a new vertical gallery view.

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10
Sep

Playdate: Chatting with the developers of ‘Tearaway Unfolded’


Want a game with adorable stylized visuals and quirky gameplay mechanics that defy convention? Play Tearaway. Oh, you don’t have a PlayStation Vita? Okay fine — let us introduce you to Tearaway Unfolded, the high definition PS4 remake of Media Molecule’s papercraft platformer. Not only will Tim Seppala and I will be streaming this stylized beauty at 3:30PM ET (12:30PM PT) right here, on the Engadget gaming homepage and at Twitch.tv/Joystiq, but we’ll be doing it with Media Molocule’s Rex Crowle. Join us, as we ask the developer how they folded this Vita game into a PS4 masterpiece.

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[We’re streaming Tearaway Unfolded at 720p through OBS, so rest assured this game will look dramatically better on your PS4 at home.]

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10
Sep

Watch the Engadget staff react to Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ event


Apple's "Hey Siri" Event: Our Reactions

Let’s start with the obvious: Engadget is not a newspaper, and we don’t have an editorial board. But what we do have are a video camera and a bunch of staffers with strong opinions about all things tech. Immediately following Apple’s “Hey Siri” event yesterday, we rounded up eight editors in our San Francisco office to sound off on everything from the new iPhones to the iPad Pro to the Apple TV. Here’s what they had to say.

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10
Sep

You’ll soon be able to buy the OnePlus 2 without an invite, but only for one hour


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If you’ve reserved your spot to get a hold of a new OnePlus 2, odds are you haven’t gotten an invite yet. Despite announcing that it would soon start ramping up invite rollouts to patient customers a few weeks ago, OnePlus has still managed to rack up over five million reservations for the OnePlus 2, leaving many folks wondering when they’d get to purchase the new device.

In an apology recently posted on the OnePlus forums, company co-founder Carl Pei talks about how OnePlus not only messed up the One’s launch, but also the release for the 2. Pei says:

We know how it feels waiting and waiting for something you really want, while being given ETAs that go unfulfilled. We appreciate the trust and support that you have given to a relatively small and unknown company like OnePlus. We know that you are rooting for us, and want nothing more than to see us succeed. Therefore, it feels extra terrible to let you down this time around, again.

OnePlus 2 in video

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Even though the phone is finally shipping out to users, the company is still extremely behind schedule. To make up for it, OnePlus has announced that it will open up sales for the OnePlus 2 sometime later this month or early next month, for one hour only. This means that during this hour, you can purchase your very own “2016 flagship killer”, no invite required. Details are still pretty scarce, but the company says an exact date and time will be given to us sometime soon. We’ll let you know when we hear more information.


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Tell us, are you still waiting to get your hands on the OnePlus 2, or have you moved on to bigger and better things?

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